Chief Ronald Likasik has sent out an email to everyone subscribed to the Fox River Grove email new alert line. Apparently citizens of Fox River Grove are now the targets of a scam. Read the email below.
Residents have reported to Fox River Grove Police Department they have received an automated telephone call, on either a land-line or cellular telephone, from a caller claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
The caller claims the person receiving the call is subject to legal action regarding their taxes, and instructs them to immediately contact an agent at another telephone number to resolve the matter.
Calls of this nature are fictitious and are part of a scam. Residents should not respond to such calls, emails, or text messages they may receive. The IRS is aware of such criminal activity, and has issued a warning against scams like this.
If you feel you have been the victim of a scam, contact Fox River Grove Police Department and file a report as soon as possible.
Contact your friends and family who may not have received warnings such as this, and caution them about releasing any personal or financial information to anyone they are not certain should have it.